Our youngest children have a small but safe space to explore and gain confidence whilst experiencing, for some of them, their first time being seperated from their parents. However, the warm, experienced and friendly staff make this experience fun and exciting for the children. They learn how to become independent and make great new friendships on the way. Once the children are confident and happy in their new environment they can begin to explre the bigger Nursery. The Caterpillar Class is a great introduction to the Nursery and the children are so confident when they move into the Nursery once they are 3.
You may be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare for your child. To understand and check eligibility criteria for the 2 year old 15 hours entitlement please see here: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
We encourage parents to choose a block of sessions for their child of 2.5 days per week.
The morning session is 9am-12pm
The afternoon session is 12pm-3pm (Including lunch)
Normally children will do Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning
or Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.
We can accomodate other hours within these times if required.
Children can attend all day if required.
Please contact us for pricing and more information
Mrs Lloyd has a Btec diploma in Nursery Nursing and has worked within a Nursery setting for 8 years covering several different roles including 1-1 support for children with SEND. She has two children and likes to spend time outdoors with her family.
Mrs Atkinson has been a teaching assistant for 12 years and has been a member of the Dial Park team since December 2016. She has a training EYFS teaching diploma. Mrs Atkinson has been a manager for a girls football team for many years and has her level one coaching certificate. She has 5 children and likes to visit historical sites in her spare time.
Some photos of the Caterpillars
Hi there, i think the 2 year old room is brilliant, George really enjoys himself and he can't wait to go nursery.
Since George has started nursery his speech has come on loads.
Staff are really nice and friendly, i couldn't ask for a better nursery for my son.
I have had 2 children come to dial park nursery/offerton Hall over the past 6 years and join the 2 year old room, my youngest will be going in the future too. Both of them have thrived into their own little person with the help of the amazing nursery staff, would recommend 100%.
"I just wanted to write to say THANK YOU. After struggling 2 months for Joshua to get settle in. Now he is settled and happy and that's because of the wonderful caring staff (Mrs. Atkinson & Mrs. Lloyd), providing a safe and nurturing environment. I've found that all staff are warm and friendly and encourage the children. I feel able to go to work/home knowing that Joshua is safe, happy and well cared for. I felt it is important to let you all know what a fantastic job you're doing."